A Closer Look At...Jamiroquai

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First off, Jamiroquai didn’t get where they are now – single after single catapulting into the charts (over 20 of them to date), 25 million copies sold of Jamiroquai’s seven albums (including 2006’s greatest hits) and a career lasting an era-defying 19 years – by being slack or directionless.

Jay Kay and his band's song-writing approach is somewhat ruthless, stating “If it doesn’t sound good with just a keyboard and a voice or a guitar and a voice, drop it,” proving that sometimes, the simplest things are the best! Watching him perform Live At Montreux, it's clear that his delivery and stage presence is the real highlight, the two-hour plus set bursting with infectious energy and charisma.

The band has gone though several lineup changes during their career, but through it all their leader has remained the same; singer/songwriter Jason Kay, born in 1969, in Stretford, Manchester. After leaving home at the age of 15, Kay found himself homeless and in trouble with the law (by committing petty crimes). After a near-death experience where he was attacked and stabbed, Kay decided to return home and chose to pursue a legitimate career over crime - music.

At first, Kay didn't have a band to back up his compositions, but he quickly came up with his future project's name, Jamiroquai, emerging from the name of a Native American tribe (the Iroquois), along with the music-based phrase meaning 'to improvise'; jam. And the rest, they say, is history!

Take a look at one of the group's most popular hits, Virtual Insanity and its award-winning video:

The full set- list for this concert is as follows:

  • Use The Force
  • Canned Heat
  • Cosmic Girl
  • Little L
  • Blow Your Mind
  • High Times
  • Travelling Without Moving
  • Butterfly
  • Shoot The Moon
  • Soul Education
  • Just Another Story
  • Mr Moon
  • Alright
  • Love Foolosophy
  • Deeper Underground